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Ist Anniversary: Group Adjudged Gov Eno’s One Year In Office Productive

An independent group in Akwa Ibom State under the aegis of Arise Ambassadors has declared the first anniversary of governor Umo Eno’s administration as productive and rewarding.

In a statement by the Director of Information, Comrade Paul Ufot on Monday, the group said it took the resolution following a painstaking appraisal of the programmes and projects carried out by the current administration within one year in office.

Buttressing his points, the group’s spokesperson said the governor has been able to do almost 80 road projects so far, some of which were inherited from his predecessor, Mr Udom Emmanuel.

He explained that some of the roads were already inaugurated, while work is ongoing at different stages of completion on others noting that Gov Eno has succeeded in turning the state into one construction site, aimed at improving the lots of the people.

He commended the governor for reclaiming some of the gully erosion ravaged areas and turning them into a lovely attractive site, fit for a tourist centre.

Speaking on Education, the group noted that Gov Eno has done exceedingly well in raising the bars of education noting that his love for education necessitated the commencement of 100 Million Naira Education Trust Fund for persons with disabilities who are studying in tertiary institutions.

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According to the group, “Another crucial sector where the governor has timely and aptly intervened is the education sector, where he has raised a banner without stain and hoisted Akwa Ibom State of the totem pole of a bright future, secured in the comfort of fluffy policies and programmes.

“The governor has begun from the foundation to build a skyscraper for education in the State. Two model primary schools are already commissioned.

“The model primary schools are state-of-the-art facilities which come with sports facilities and residential quarters for teachers to encourage them to give their best to the children. Moreso, free books, school uniforms, school bags and school shoes are given to the children to complement the effort of their parents and guardians. This way, a huge burden is taken from the sponsors while achieving the aim of making the children feel excited to study at that impressionable age.

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“Already, the Governor has facilitated the payment of bursary to Akwa Ibom State students in tertiary institutions to ease their financial needs.”

The group noted that the governor has been able to engender agricultural development targeted at achieving food sufficiency and food security for the people through effective policies in agriculture.

It also noted that the governor for the first year, through the Ibom Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development Programme (Ibom LED), trained and empowered 800 youths in the state with N500,000 each for them to either start a business or inject into existing business as entrepreneurs.

They also highlighted the achievements of the governor in health, aviation and other sectors expressing satisfactions with the way and manner the governor distributes development projects across the State, in addition to appointments where every part of the State is given a sense of belonging.

“One of the major achievements of the previous administration of Mr Udom Emmanuel, inherited by the Governor Umo Eno administration is sustainable peace and security. In order to sustain the peace, the governor created a novel ministry of Internal Security and Waterways Management, and appointed a retired General of the Nigerian Army as a maiden commissioner.

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“In addition, Governor Eno added another initiative of Ibom Community Watch which serves as actionable intelligence to regular security agencies. This initiative apart from the peace it has engendered for Akwa Ibom people, also created gainful engagements for the youths from all the units and villages of Akwa Ibom State.” The statement added.